Sunday, October 22, 2006

Requiescant in pace

Our chapel had a beautiful Requiem Mass for our former pastor, Father Damian last night. I am so grateful that my oldest was one of the servers and that there were lots of children in attendance. Father was always very kind to them, letting them hang out with him in the sacristy after Mass, answering questions, listening to their jokes, and blessing the preschoolers. He came out of retirement to preside over the Traditional Mass and celebrated his 60th year of ordination last year. He was a wonderful priest and a gentle man. We miss him and continue to pray for his soul.
Father Damian Abbaticchio
Order of Saint Benedict
Monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey
Born 1917
Professed 1939
Ordained 1945
Died 2006

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